A Right Kind of War

love parisIn the aftermath of such terrible, gut-wrenching events as we witnessed in Paris last Friday, I am, as always in such situations, somewhat loathe to weigh in with a Radical Forgiveness viewpoint lest people see it as an attempt to minimize or gloss over what was obviously a cowardly and thoroughly despicable act.

Barbaric, perverted and cruel the perpetrators may well be, as well as misguided, misled and manipulated into believing in, and fighting for, a way of life dictated by an extremist and anarchic interpretation of a time-honored religion, we still cannot strip them of their humanness. Uncomfortable as it might seem, they are still our brothers and sisters.

Neither should anyone who professes to see beyond the visible, false human ego to the pure spiritual being that resides within, be too quick to judge the situation without first entertaining the possibility that some higher purpose is being served here in some way.

Not just in this event but in every situation where mass cruelty and barbaric forms of behavior have become the norm. Many other countries are suffering in this way, too, but without the same kind of publicity and support as France. Let’s not forget them.

Neither should we who are open to such a spiritual interpretation shirk our responsibility to do all we can to transform such situations, both at the human level, – through financial, political or activist support if that seems appropriate – and at the spiritual level through energetic healing, prayer, and forgiveness – i.e. Radical Forgiveness.

As spiritual warriors, our intent should be to shift the energy away from fear and rage that such vicious acts justifiably provoke, to that which is a million times more powerful – Love.

The truth is that Love is the ONLY antidote to the kind of madness we see out there in the world for which millions have died in the past, and continue to be killed in the name of religion or some other equally divisive belief system.

Not surprisingly, ever since Friday’s events, there has been a lot of talk about war. We may well see many countries, including Russia, coalescing around the idea of joint military action against ISIS. Yet, everyone knows, and history shows, war is never the solution.

Spiritually speaking, we all know deep down that the root cause of war is separation – separation from each other, separation from our own true selves and separation from the Source from which we all arise.

The only thing that would count as a true victory for humanity as a whole, therefore, would be in healing the myth of separation, remembering who we are and returning to a state of Oneness.

However, such a war on separation needs an army. Boots on the ground, as they say. Foot-soldiers, like you and me, who believe that Oneness is the only solution.

But wars require weaponry. Well, we have all the weaponry we need, here, right now. Our arsenal is loaded with tools that belong to the Radical Forgiveness technology. And they really do work. Ask anyone who has used them to heal their own life.

For big world conflicts like the one festering at this time, we have a special Radical Living Strategy called Radical Transformation. It’s function is to provide a way to inject healing energy into a disturbing world event in such a way as to dissolve the underlying energies of fear and anger that drive it and keep us all separate.

If enough people embrace it as their weapon of choice in the war against separation, it can literally transform the current situation in the Middle East as well as bring peace to the people of France in their moment of grief. (Again, don’t forget the other places where death and destruction are taking place, including Africa, Syria, and Iraq.)

The Radical Forgiveness process includes a worksheet to fill out, the purpose of which is to take you from anger and despair through to a feeling of peace. Just doing that raises your own vibration. This, in turn, affects the whole situation in a positive way.

I felt the need to do one of these worksheets on that Friday. I am willing to share it (unformatted) with you here as an example of how it can be used by anyone with an intention to shift the energy of an event in a positive manner.

(To download your own copy from our website so you can fill one out in your own way, click here.)

Peace,

Colin

A Radical Transformation Worksheet
Applying the Strategy of Radical Forgiveness to World Events

  1. What is happening in the world now that disturbs me is:

The terrible, inexcusable, unforgivable, brutal and barbaric, cold-blooded execution of hundreds of innocent people just out to enjoy themselves on a Friday night, by a groups of insane, psychopathic religious maniacs, bent on destroying the way of life we enjoy, and have fought for down the centuries, based on freedom and respect for individual liberty, they having the intention to replace it with a total regressive way of life-based on violence, repression, and domination of women, using a perversion of Islam as their justification, a religion which, far from advocating violence as a way of life preaches that we live in peace and harmony. This is a declaration of war against France and us, and worse yet, include amongst their ranks, brothers, and sisters from our own countries who, having enjoyed the fruits of a decent upbringing and a supportive culture, have turned against us and are out to kill us and destroy all that we stand for.

  1. The feelings I am experiencing about this situation include:

Fear; anger; helplessness; apathy; panic; anxiety; aloneness; hopelessness, abandonment; betrayal; despondency; other feelings: Vengefulness and hate

  1. I am noticing my automatic ‘knee-jerk’ reactions to this situation, such as:

Lay blame; punish those responsible; get something done about it; change something; complain; be right, (I told you so!); scream; go fix it myself; demonstrate; declare war; get revenge.

Write here about the ones you just checked and any others that have come to mind.
I blame Tony Blair and George Bush for stupidly going to war on very dubious, disastrous and self-serving grounds in the Middle East because it created the ideal conditions for Isis to birth itself and flourish as a force for evil.

As soon as I heard about what those maniacs had done, I noticed my mind saying things like, drop a nuclear bomb on the whole lot of them. That soon passed on the grounds that it would hurt a lot more people and cause a further conflagration, but I still entertained a lot of thoughts about revenge, reprisal, severe punishment, even torture. Death was too good for them for it gave them martyrdom. When the President of France said it was war, and revenge would be swift and merciless, I felt a sense of my own righteousness in wanting the same.

  1. If I had infinite power and authority over the situation, I would . . . (Fantasize as much as you like and don’t censor your thoughts. If you think people are to blame, include any dark, negative thoughts that might be running through your mind.) ban ALL religions. While a lot of religious people do good things, on the whole it appears to me that organized religions, without exception, have been a force, if not for evil, then certainly for the creation and maintenance of separation while providing bad people a quasi-moral case for doing vile things to people in the name of their God. This is a fantasy, of course. But that’s how I feel at this moment.

What I would do if I were in the French President’s shoes and had infinite power over the rest of the world, I would declare a halt to all hostilities, give everyone two weeks’ vacation to heal and think about the alternative to war. I would then convene an international convention the subject of which would be Radical Forgiveness. I would bring together all the leaders of the world, lock them in a room with only bread and water, and keep them there until such time as they came to a consensus on the creation of a charter that was based purely on equal rights for everyone, non-violent means of communication, the eradication of poverty and the reversal of global warming. And that just for starters.

  1. In spite of my initial feelings of: Fear, anger, betrayal, vengefulness and hate

(Pull from 2). And my initial knee-jerk reactions to: (Pull from 3) Lay blame, Punish, Get revenge and Declare War

The actions I can take that might make a practical difference is to . . .(e.g. send money; go help; write a letter; volunteer; become a whistle-blower; protest; etc. Note: It may well be nothing.) The one thing I can do which will make a difference is to write a blog and encourage people to assist me in shifting the energy and raising the vibration of the entire situation and to bring peace and healing to the people of France, by doing their own Radical Transformation Worksheet.

  1. However, what I know I can do, in addition to the above—even if it’s nothing, that will make a big difference energetically, is to read out loud the Radical Forgiveness Invocation plus the proclamations that follow

The Radical Forgiveness Invocation

May we all stand firm in the knowledge and comfort that all things are
now, have always been, and forever will be in divine order, unfolding
according to a divine plan.

And may we truly surrender to this truth whether we understand it or not.

May we also ask for support in consciousness in feeling our connection
with the divine part of us, with everyone and with everything,
so we can truly say and feel — we are ONE.

  1. Having read the above Radical Forgiveness Invocation, I now realize that what is occurring ‘out there’ is perfect just the way it is and all part of the divine plan. Agreed
  2. In being willing to see it this way, I am opening the way for myself and others to awaken to the truth, and that by holding the vision of a ‘healed’ world, I am making a huge contribution to facilitating a shift in consciousness where such situations as in Box 1, have no further need to occur. Agreed
  3. I hereby declare that I am willing to hold this higher vibration and to resist all temptation in the future to react to events with fear and despondency. Whenever I feel myself slipping back into fear, I am taking six deep breaths in order to bring myself back to my center and maintain my vibration. Willing
  4. I realize now, too, that what was happening ‘out there’ was a reflection of something that needs, or needed, to be healed in me. What it may be mirroring for me is – or was: My own need to be right and to defend my beliefs by attacking people who think differently to me.
  5. In forgiving the situation in Box 1, I have automatically forgiven myself. I am grateful for the healing. Agreed
  6. I am centered now and have released the need to continue feeling what I was feeling in #2 above and

I choose peace. YES!

Signed: Colin Tipping                  Date: November 16th, 2015

15 thoughts on “A Right Kind of War

    1. Robin Marquardt

      Colin, nice & lofty Radical Forgiveness work.
      However, Islam needs a New Testament. Their words right off the first page are negative, heart crushing,, and separatist; I quote, “God … guide us to the straight path … of those whom You have favored … not of those who have gone astray.”
      Eliminating “religion” (king’s legions) is impossible because it is evidence of a culture.
      Islam has great attributes: dedication; men rule; 2 to 4 wives; art; science, bowing in unison 5x daily.
      What must change is Islam’s, as you put it, “separation” practice but much more its killing and maiming solutions to problem solving. I’ll suggest they add to the Koran, “thou shall not kill.”
      Your RF worksheet could be used by governments as a mandate to allow refugee Muslims (and other refugee religions) to enter.
      Like Yin Yang, I’ve found Muslims to be the most polite, kind, helpful, generous but flip that upon breaking (Sharia) law and off with heads – finding the balance will be helpful.
      (R) Forgiveness connotes that something “wrong” happened. So how do we stop the wrong?
      Jesus Christ; Colin Tipping; love your enemies; mandate the RF worksheet.
      The killing has to stop.
      The maiming has to stop.
      There is no excuse for violence to person or destroying property.
      The only way to stop the violence is to call it, each time when it shows itself, exactly what it is.
      Look in the Koran and reverse the negative statements to positive statements, especially where life threatening.
      Add the Koran’s New Testament (edited version, anyway) to our Holy Bible.
      Wish a 1000 blessing on your neighbor – no matter what.
      I think God Christ and Roman god Mars would agree.
      Have a nice day EarthOnes,
      Robin

  1. Deas Plant.

    Ye Gods and little fish hooks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    WOTTA LOADA judgemental and idealistic bullshit! Do you think for even a single idealistic moment that the da-esh would agree to participate in your two weeks vacation to stop and think about it all and then resolve to change their ways?

    Personally, I have not judged the actions of the perpetrators of the Paris killings to be either ‘good’ or ‘bad’. They just ‘ARE’. what right do I have to tell somebody else that they are ‘wrong’?

    How-wevver, I also understand VERY WELL that these people are single-mindedly DEDICATED to seeing the WHOLE WORLD either muslim or dead, that they believe ANY means is justifiable to achieve that end and that they don’t care how many or who they have to kill to achieve their goal.

    Now if you want to advocate that we all sit on our hands for 2 weeks while these people go on killing and maiming, that is your personal choice and you have every right to so choose. I would suggest though that perhaps you ought not to expect a whole lot of support from others who might have less desire to sit there and let themselves be killed and possibly even less faith that your ‘method’ will work.

    I think you might stand a (slightly) better chance of success if you applied the principle of Ho’oponopono.

    Just my 0.02.

    You have a wonderfully delusional day. Best wishes. Deas Plant.

  2. Mark Thomson

    Hi Colin, like you I wish George Bush and Tony Blair hadn’t stirred up the hornets’ nest that they did when they started the second war with Iraq.

    However, ISIS are fanatical and not open to any reason. They are committingg enocide agaisnt whole communities, and anyone who doesn’t share their view, they’ve reinstated slavery, they are trying to destroy any culture and history that implies there is a different way of looking at the world.

    I place them in the same area as the Nazis in terms of their hatred towards others and their wholesale application of a wrold view full of hatred and intolerance. Like the Nazis I think they have to be challenged.

    I have been praying for the best outcome to arise out of the Paris attacks – I suspect that it may be an all out war agasint ISIS. I admit however, I odn’t know what the best outcome will be.

    I understand the power of love and I’m happy to do one of the worksheets.

  3. Siddiqah

    A Right Kind Of War, is one more classic release-healing-session given by Colin. I just recently became a book study leader. I support Mission Forgiveness with my Fellow Comrades of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families; as a soldier and a spiritual warrior, I still see ‘War’ as a low vibratory conduit towards transformation. The unfolding of ‘Operation Global’ as I put it, which is going on in France, Kenya, Nigeria and other regions of the globe, give us as a People, an opportunity to exercise EMPATHY, as a result, HUMAN-SOLIDARITY get to be revitalized in the thought WE ARE ONE! Just my take on REALITY.

  4. Marta Guevara

    Very agree! I was talking with a friend about the same approach in this situation. It was clear to me that was is not the answer and that I have to look inside and identified what have to be in peace in our life.
    Thanks you.
    Marta

  5. Carin LaCount

    Absolutely Beautiful, Colin! You have so eloquently described my own inner turmoil around this which has been almost as cathartic as my taking the time to articulate it myself in my own writing. I just haven’t taken the time to do so, yet. I find it all very timely as I’ve asked my husband for a divorce, and am moving through the beginning stages of the pain that incurs, which seems oddly mirrored by these global events. A pretty radical thing to say, maybe even a little too self-centered, perhaps, but I’m certain that you and those of your community understand that since ultimately all conflict is the same, your writing on this topic helps me to heal in my own conflict. For that I am deeply grateful. Love, Carin

  6. Sabine

    Thanks a lot Coling for sharing your Worksheet with us. You wrote what a lot of people including myself felt in this situation. And I love the conclusion that you came up with, that the situation mirrors our own need to be right about our beliefs. So true. Thank you for this inspiring post showing us again that we are all one. Much love and gratitude. Sabine

  7. oli

    I am with you Colin! but I must tell you that not everyone is ready to hear nor accept that there is no difference between us and them. I live in the U.S.A. and here, unless individuals make an effort to seek out the facts about our participation in the creation of the current state in the Middle East, we go around thinking we are just victims. Thanks for your work.

    A friend

    1. Pat Marrone

      Colin, thanks for your wise sharing. It hurts no one but ourselves to carry hatred and anger. We can know a greater Truth and that is what will enhance humanities consciousness as we continue to Practice Peace and move beyond warring and hatred. Thank you so very much. Blessings, and let us all be grateful today for our lives and country, etc. Pat

  8. Anne JENNINGS

    If only all world leaders could think like you Colin what a wonderful world it could be. Keep spreading the word. You have put in words what so many of us are thinking. Love to you and the world.

  9. Ana Holub

    Thank you for your post, Colin. While I agree with much of what you said, I do challenge all of us to LET GO of war imagery. Replacing one kind of war with another will never give us peace. I feel the deepest place we can go is to walk off the battlefield…all battlefields. Let’s study war no more, even in our thoughts.

    We don’t need a new kind of war, with a different kind of weapons. If we choose it, we can have a new direction with new perception. This is where we do agree. Thank you for sharing the worksheet. It’s a wonderful example of how to use RF technology.

    In A Course in Miracles, we are reminded that there are two levels – one of ego and one of divine love. Only one is real; Love is the only Truth. At the same time, while we’re here and it seems we have individual bodies and personal minds, we need to protect the innocent from those who are committed to violence, imo.

    I don’t know how to bridge the apparent divide between those who want peace and those who are fanatically tied to war, rape, maiming and killing. So, I turn to prayer. Ho’oponopono and spontaneous prayers for peace are powerful. I join you all here.

    Watch this beautiful Earth Prayer video and song using Ho’oponopono by Ena Vie. I’m going to share it at my forgiveness writing event tonight. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fraN37O9XM

    love, hugs and blessings,
    Ana

  10. Dulce Bell-Bulley

    Once again Colin you’ve shown a willingness to envision a different world. Lordy, Lordy do we ever need that!

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